Iroquois Chief Owen Lyons: Point of No Return

March 5th, 2013
in econ_news, syndication

Econintersect:  Haudenosaunee (Six Nations of the Iroquis) Chief Owen Lyons (pictured below) is an eloquent spokeman for social responsibility with a number of excellent videos on YouTube.  In the short four-minute presentation below he speaks directly to what economists call exogenous economic factors - factors that transcend the quarterly and annual profit and loss statements of corporations, for example.

At the core of Chief Lyons' thinking:  There are no factors affecting the present and the future which are actually exogenous; it is rather that the framework of thinking or the model is too limited.  Chief Lyons has many thought provoking moments accompanied by beautiful global images packed into four minutes.  Here are two thoughts:

"You must have a moral society or you don't have anything."
"Every day you don't do what's right you are losing an option.  And you are losing options every day."


[Video follows the Read more >> jump.]

Follow up:

Before you dismiss any of what Chief Lyons has to say, remember this:

"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." (Variously attributed to Mark Twain, Will Rogers, Charles Dudley Warner, Satchel Paige, Josh Billings and anon.)

Biographical sketch of Chief Lyons, 82, is available at Orion Magazine.

Hat tips Russell Huntley and Roger Erickson.

Make a Comment

Econintersect wants your comments, data and opinion on the articles posted. You can also comment using Facebook directly using he comment block below.

 navigate econintersect .com


Analysis Blog
News Blog
Investing Blog
Opinion Blog
Precious Metals Blog
Markets Blog
Video of the Day


Asia / Pacific
Middle East / Africa
USA Government

RSS Feeds / Social Media

Combined Econintersect Feed

Free Newsletter

Marketplace - Books & More

Economic Forecast

Content Contribution



  Top Economics Site Contributor TalkMarkets Contributor Finance Blogs Free PageRank Checker Active Search Results Google+

This Web Page by Steven Hansen ---- Copyright 2010 - 2018 Econintersect LLC - all rights reserved